Another 6 week installment of my local photography group. This time we did bridals and my friend/co-worker posed for us. I have to admit, she made it so easy.
CC on anything, please!!! I feel like I'm getting better, but still majorly lacking confidence. I think my biggest hurtle now is processing. That's where I really need to focus most of my efforts.
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Probably my favorite. It just seems very Cinderella :)
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Jennifer - these are great. I love the composition in all of these. My only comment is I find some of them very bright and a little cool. For example, in #1 love the composition but you can see in her skin and dress there are over exposed parts. Is there anyway you can pull down the brightness?
I am in the same boat as you as far as processing. I am having such a hard time processing some of my pictures - still need to figure out Light room and PS.
Hope this helps!
Yes, I find them too bright in spots as well, but they are so lovely otherwise.
I like the "Cinderella" one as well - just wish the monument (?) wasn't coming up right behind her head. Also, the hand-on-hip pose doesn't feel very... bridal... to me somehow. But that's just being nitpicky. They all have a really beautiful feel to them!
I initially thought the same as Tracy about the monument over her head in the "Cinderella" one, but after I thought about it for a second, I kinda like it there. I think if it were just trees like the rest of the background, then her hair might get lost in the trees. I think that lighter monument actually helps to separate her from the trees a bit. I do love that picture!
I think these are all very pretty.. I do agree with the others that some of them look a bit bright/cool, particularly #2.
Thanks so much you guys!! I now see how they are too cool. Why can't I see that to begin with?! I struggle so much with white balance and skin tones :/
To the brightness, none are actually blown. But I can certainly tone down the brightness.
Can't move the building in the 5th one :/ I have a few in another perspective, but I like this one the best out of them all.
Tracy, I suppose we didn't go full on 'bridal' with this because she really isn't a bride (though, I guess that's no excuse). Plus she looks so much more natural with that kind of pose than she does in other more traditional bridal poses. I suppose it just works for her. But, I totally understand why you say that. When I initially made the post I noticed that almost all my favorite images were with her hand on her hip.
Love the fact that your group gets to do neat things like that, your shots are beautiful.
The composition in all of them are amazing but I also agree that too bad the monument is where it is. The only thing I see wrong is that she looks like if you would click on her face to magnify the pic it would look very noisy or blurry just on her. I also struggle with this at times and find I need to use a smaller ap so the subject is a little sharper, unless that is what you were going for but I really do love the comps in all of them my fave being 3 if she was just a little less bright and sharper:)
I took a look back and found this one where the building isn't right behind her...any better? Don't mind the processing, I was trying out some presets I just bought.
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I think this one is much better. I like that you can see her flowers on the side of her:)
I think overall the lighting & quality is beautiful, just have a few things that stand out to me--
#1 I like the perspective of the fence, just not a fan of the hand on the hip and of the bright/blown area on her front. Also I can't see her eyes but I think she just has very heavy makeup on.
#2 I have done this too---I LOVE including the bit of sparkly sun bokeh at the top but that means her head ends up centered; I also wish her feet were there. The hand on the hip works better here though I think.
#3 beautiful scene but the focus is on the roof in the upper right corner :(
#4 I like this as is I think.
#5 the triangular thing was the first thing I noticed too, and the wirey thing floating above it. I do like the pose but I feel like she's just so far away. lol
#6 beautiful setting but not a fan of the pose.
#7 very pretty, although I keep looking down at the big suntan line on her left front.
new one: yes I like this one MUCH better but I still wonder what that wirey thing with the dot on it is above that structure (and the structure looks like a ketchup squeeze bottle LOL)